Tony Yayo Remembers Introducing J. Cole To 50 Cent

During a recent interview with VladTV, Tony Yayo talked about how he first supported J. Cole. The former member of G-Unit claims to have taken Cole to 50 Cent’s Connecticut home where he performed “Simba” from The Come Up Mixtape, Vol. 1.

“That’s one of my talents is finding the next ones, it’s easy,” Yayo revealed to VladTV. In a 2013 interview with Vibe, Cole also discussed the night that Yayo had alluded to. When “Lights Please” and “Lost Ones” were released, he claimed they hadn’t yet started to take off.

“Yayo was going nuts, like, ‘Son!’ When I see Tony Yayo today we still talk about that,” he said to the outlet at the time. “It was a crazy night.” He claimed that although 50 wasn’t at home that evening, he wasn’t as impressed by the G-Unit rapper Cole’s music as he would have liked him to be.

“Supposedly the story is that he played 50 my shit and 50 wasn’t sure. Like, ‘I don’t know, man. Is he one of these skinny jeans n****s?’ He couldn’t see it, but it was a good time in my life. It was brand new, fresh. Being in that crib was amazing.”

Watch Yayo’s appearance on VladTV in the video below.

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